Biography

Filip Kovacevic is an adjunct professor in the Departments of Politics and International Studies. As a Montenegrin author, social justice activist, and geopolitical analyst, Prof. Kovacevic has lectured and taught across Europe, the Balkans, the former USSR, and the U.S., including two years at Smolny College, the first liberal arts college in Russia, operating under the auspices of St. Petersburg State University. He received fellowships from the Open Society Institute and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Prof. Kovacevic is a board member of the International Association for Intelligence Education (IAFIE). 

Prof. Kovacevic specializes in Russian and Eurasian intelligence history and spy fiction and his current research includes the publications of Soviet and Russian intelligence authors and historians.

Education
PhD University of Missouri-Columbia
Selected Publications

“Intelligence Services in Kazakhstan,” in Bob de Graaff, ed. Intelligence Communities and Cultures in Asia and the Middle East, Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner, forthcoming in 2020.

“How Russia Trains Its Spies: The Past and Present of Russian Intelligence Education” in Liam Gearon, ed. The Routledge International Handbook of Universities, Security, and Intelligence Studies. London and New York: Routledge, 2019, pp. 187-195.

“The FSB Literati: The First Prize Winners of the Russian Federal Security Service Literature Award Competition, 2006-2018,” Intelligence and National Security, Vol. 34, No. 5, 637-653 (2019).

“The Ex-Yugoslav States and the 2015 Refugee/Migrant Crisis: Victims or Opportunists?” Political and Military Sociology: An Annual Review, Vol. 45: 54-70 (2017).

"NATO's Neocolonial Discourse and Its Resisters: The Case of Montenegro," Socialism and Democracy, Vol. 31, No. 1, 43-59 (2017).

"Dissidence, Intellectuals, and Lacanian Psychoanalysis: The Case of Miroslav Krleža's Banquet in Blitva," Debatte: Journal of Central and Eastern Europe (Routledge), Vol. 21, No. 2-3, 127-141 (2013).

“On Power and Time: Reflections on The Fortress by Mesa Selimovic,” Eastern European Politics & Societies, Vol. 25, No. 3, 640-652 (2011).

"Liberating Oedipus? Psychoanalysis as Critical Theory." Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2007.

“Montenegro and the Politics of Postcommunist Transition: 1990 to 2006,” Mediterranean Quarterly: A Journal of Global Issues, Vol. 18, No.3, 72-93 (2007).